List of American Orthodox Saints

List of American saints – OrthodoxWiki:

American Orthodox Saints
1.Alexander Hotovitzky (glorification: 4 Dec)
2.Alexis (Toth) of Wilkes-Barre, leader of ex-Uniates into Orthodoxy (feast: 7 May)
3.Herman of Alaska, first missionary to Alaska (feast 13 Dec; glorification: 9 Aug)
4.Innocent of Alaska, missionary bishop to Alaska (feast: 31 Mar; glorification: 6 Oct)
5.Jacob Netsvetov (feast: 26 July)
6.John Kochurov (feast 31 Oct)
7.John Maximovitch, Archbishop of Shanghai and San Francisco (feast: 2 July)
8.Juvenaly of Alaska (feast: 2 July; All Saints of Alaska: 24 Sept; 1st martyrs of America: 12 Dec)
9.Nikolai Velimirovic, rector of St. Tikhon’s Seminary (glorification: 19 May)
10.Peter the Aleut, protomartyr of America (All Saints of Alaska: 24 Sept; 1st martyrs of America: 12 Dec)
11.Raphael of Brooklyn, founder of the Antiochian Archdiocese (feast 27 February [OCA], 1st Saturday in November [Antioch])
12.Tikhon of Moscow (feast 7 April ; glorification: 26 Sept; with new martyrs and confessors of Russia, Sunday nearest 25 January)
13.Varnava (Nastic), the New Confessor, born in Gary, Indiana (feast 12 Nov)


Persons under consideration (whether formal or informal) for glorification:
Abp. Arseny (Chagovtsov) of Winnipeg
Bp. Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos
Br. Jose Munoz
[Fr.] Seraphim Rose, ROCOR hieromonk (American born) (repose: 2 Sept)
Olga Michael, matushka in Alaska

See also: All Saints of North America Orthodox Church (OCA, Hamilton) –

There is one U.S.-born saint: Varnava the New Confessor.

When Fr. Seraphim Rose is glorified, he would be the second, U.S.-born.

Of course, St. Peter the Aleut, among others, are native-born Orthodox, before Alaska was a U.S. territory.

4 thoughts on “List of American Orthodox Saints

  1. Thanks for posting this. One of the greatest things about being at St. Tikhon’s seminary this year is the “closeness” to the American saints. St. Alexis’ body is laid out in the monastery church, and an Akathist is sung to him at Vespers several times a month. I also heard tell that when St Nikolai was here, he used to wear bermuda shorts under his riassa.

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